Stefanos Tsitsipas was flushed with success again at the US Open.
The Greek third seed, whose lengthy bathroom breaks angered Andy Murray during their marathon first-round clash, beat Adrian Mannarino in four sets.
But he was jeered by the Arthur Ashe crowd following another long trip to the loo after dropping the third set.
Earlier, Britain’s Dan Evans equalled his best showing at Flushing Meadows with victory over Marcos Giron.
Meanwhile, the torrential rain which interrupted play on the outside courts also halted one match under the roof and forced another to be cancelled.
Here, the PA news agency looks back at day three at the US Open.
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Tweet of the day
Sideways rain roaring into Louis Armstrong Stadium. pic.twitter.com/X08DjmRUSM
— Darren Cahill (@darren_cahill) September 2, 2021
Coach and pundit Darren Cahill was as baffled as the rest of us when rain halted play during the match between Kevin Anderson and Diego Schwartzman – despite it being played under the roof in the Louis Armstrong Stadium. The match resumed on the adjacent Arthur Ashe Court at 11.45pm local time, with Schwartzman winning in three sets, while Angelique Kerber’s clash with Anhelina Kalinina, due on afterwards, was pushed back until Thursday.
Stat of the day
Shock of the day
THAT'S how you finish off an upset! 😱
Botic Van de Zandschulp takes out No. 8 seed Casper Ruud to advance to Round 3. pic.twitter.com/ZQBP1MFVnV
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 1, 2021
A big scalp for the Dutchman, who bridged a gap of 106 places in the world rankings.
Quote of the day
— LTA (@the_LTA) September 1, 2021
Evans dodged the rain to beat American Giron 6-4 7-6(3) 2-6 6-3 and book his place in the third round for the fourth time. He will face Australia’s Alexei Popyrin on Friday.
Men: Casper Ruud (8), Grigor Dimitrov (15), Cristian Garin (16).
Women: Coco Gauff (21), Ekaterina Alexandrova (32).
Thanks for making me feel so welcome! Very very happy to be into r2! https://t.co/3fUR5noRHe
— Emma Raducanu (@EmmaRaducanu) August 31, 2021
Novak Djokovic takes the next step on the road the the calendar grand slam when he faces Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor in round two. Britain’s Emma Raducanu is back in action against the experienced Zhang Shuai of China.